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Giving Islam a German Face

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the many unique experiences of converted German Muslims. When they convert, they have to deal with a dramatic loss of status in society—something for which they were not ... More


Establishing Distance from Immigrant Muslims

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at how converted German Muslims seek to practice a so-called true Islam stripped of cultural accretions. In its indigenous German Muslim context, an Islam free of culture means an ... More


Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Esra Özyürek

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to 100,000 German converts—a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. ... More


Conclusion

Esra Özyürek

in Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162782
eISBN:
9781400852710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers some concluding thoughts on how German converts to Islam apply different and at times conflicting strategies in order to demonstrate how Islam is a perfect—and indeed better—fit ... More


Dilemmas of the New European Order: The Muslim Question and the Yugoslav Civil War

Emily Greble

in Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449215
eISBN:
9780801460739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449215.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores Muslim efforts to craft an autonomous and future-oriented policy in the midst of civil and world wars. It begins with an overview of Sarajevo's experience with the largest armed ... More


Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Tariq Ramadan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183566
eISBN:
9780199850426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183566.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In a Western world suddenly acutely interested in Islam, one question has been repeatedly heard above the din: where are the Muslim reformers? As the number of Muslims living in the West grows, the ... More


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